Lake Louise, Alberta, CA

Lake Louise Trailer CampgroundOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

September, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 4 out of 10 stars

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We didn’t mind the cozy arrangement here, since our good friends were staying next door. But imagine a stranger being there!

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An excellent walking trail went right out of the park very close to our site

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
Train tracks right next to this campground guarantee some wake-up calls
during the night, even though they don’t blow their horns.  The sound and
vibration are enough to do the job.  No exterior road noise, but lots of traffic
through the park during the day and most of the folks driving rental rigs
seemed to think the park was a road race course.  I can’t remember seeing so
many people speeding through a park!

Road and site access?
Paved interior roads and gravel sites.  Sites are pull-through, with a “2 units
per site” arrangement.  We didn’t like it at all and were thankful that our
“partner rig” was owned by our good friends.  Site access was very easy.

Condition of sites?
Sites were plenty long, but ours (#1) wasn’t very wide with our big rig and
our friend’s large 5th wheel parked side by side.  Lots of large trees in this
park, and the double-sites are separated by vegetation.  Our site and most
of the ones we saw were close to level, and we didn’t need our leveling jacks.

Utilities offered and their quality?
30-amp electric only, and it was strong.  The power post was located next
to the picnic tables, an arrangement I’ve never seen and quite a lousy one,
if I may say so.  Folks either had to run long cords under their rigs to use
the picnic table in the traditional curbside way, or have their table on the
driver’s side.  Who the heck designed this place?  The Verizon signal was
adequate.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A nice heavy table only.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The washrooms were old, and the showers could use an upgrade.  That
said, the facilities were clean and we did use the showers during our stay.
Shower heads pointed right at the entry instead of off to the side, which
I hate.  There was a small bench and a single hook for toiletries.  No
laundry facilities here.

Pet friendly?
The park was in a forested area with lots of grassy areas, so OK for
doggies on-leash.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There was a trail that followed the river adjacent to our site, a great
place to walk a dog or take a walk into the tiny town.

Groceries & other services nearby?
A single small shopping center made up the small town.  It had a tiny
grocery store, liquor store, bakery and some other useful shops.  The
grocery store had the bare essentials that one would need, including a
limited offering of fruits and veggies.

Comments:

Minuses:
Too much noise from internal campground traffic and trains roaring
by at all hours.  The bathroom facilities need an upgrade and/or a
couple of additional buildings.  The crazy site setup with inconvenient
electrical access and doubled-up RV parking was terrible, and we’re
just glad the other coach at our site was owned by our good friends.
We would not have liked to have strangers just 3 feet away from us!

Pluses:
The campground was located conveniently to Lake Louise, Lake
Moraine and the gondola ride up the mountain.